Rehab St George

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Getting addiction treatment help, that meets your needs near St George can be challenging...but help *is* available.

Below, we've laid out our 19 most forthright answers, to unflinching questions about rehab near St George:

  • Costs - How to keep costs of private treatment manageable, while still meeting your needs.
  • Rehab .v. Other Options - Comparing paid treatment to mutual aid, with surprising insights.
  • Mistakes To Avoid - Steer clear of these errors which can vastly reduce success rates.

This is the primary guidebook for finding drug or alcohol rehab help near St George.

Let's begin.

Will Rehab Do Any Good?

Rehab could play a good part in helping you, *if* you allow it to help you, *and* you play an active role in facilitating this.

Rehab is the most structured approach available, to the initial primary care needs for addiction detox and therapy, at the point of crisis. But, rehab will not do everything for you.

Addiction comes about through the absence of personal responsibility, so taking back responsibility for ones life is necessary in order to recover.

Rehab near St George is not to be considered a "cure" that will completely resolve all addiction issues in your life.

It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a habit that was a long time in the making.

It will take plenty of perseverance and self-will.

It is only your first step on a long journey.

What Happens In Rehab St George?

The detox itself is the initial phase of the private rehab process, and it’s followed by therapy which deals with the causes of addiction and then counselling and care which looks to the future.

What should you expect in the first week of drug/alcohol rehab?

KEY TAKEAWAY

The first 7 days are usually spent completing physical detox, resting more than normal, and following advice for prescribed medication.

This initial detox period will vary in duration from one individual to another, depending on frequency, recency, and amount of usage, together with the individual's history of addiction.

Once the first week in rehab is over, you should expect…

After initial detox is complete, the clinical team will invite you to begin taking part in therapeutic sessions. The purpose of this is to help your understanding of the cause of your addiction, and it may take the form of group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one-to-one counselling, or similar procedures.

Usually, residential programmes near St George and the surrounding Bristol area are multi-faceted, and will see you taking part in mutual aid meetings, physical routines, sharing your experiences with others and undergoing physical exercise, and a gradual return to the kind of ordered life that may be regarded as normal for most people.

You’ll be told the previous evening what the following day’s events and activities are to be.

Once in the final week in rehab, you should expect…

Measures to assist you in relapse prevention will take place in the final week, provided by the clinic.

You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care and give an opportunity for you to plan supports in advance, for addictive triggers you've identified during treatment.

Who Is Rehab For?

Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of rehab.

This usually means they've been round in the circle of abusing alcohol or substances several times, seen and borne the negative consequences, and know there must be another way - but need help to achieve this.

Rehab means putting in the work necessary to get your life back, and with the support and help of a proper detox followed by therapy and other forms of support.

Rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.Rehab is designed for those willing to undertake the responsibility for their own lives and who know that they will gain the benefits once this is achieved.

Is There Anything That No Longer Works In Terms Of Rehab Treatment?

- Doing it yourself. The delusion that trying to get your life back on track without outside professional help, even though you know that help is available.

- Any approach to therapy which is demonstrably tied to only one type of outlook on what works best. A wider approach to the problem of addiction is now in favour across most rehab clinics, and a big difference is the lack of a strict adherence to religious dogma at the heart of recovery.

- A process-driven programme which will alienate the client and make them feel as if they are not being treated as a human being.

Mutual support and cooperation as part of a group whose goals are the same will be, and should be, at the heart of any successful rehab programme.

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What Do I Need To Do To Make Rehab A Success, For Me?

  • Come to peace with the idea that the events and patterns in your life are telling you that what you are doing now isn't working. Thus, significant change is needed.
  • Accept that you don't know how to do this personally (or you would have done so by now, presumably).
  • Accept that by learning from those who have already made the journey to recovery you will succeed as they have.
  • Make sure that you understand that good communication is crucial with the professionals who are there to help you at all stage in your rehab.

What Are The Things You Should Plan For, In St George Rehab?

All good clinics will send a booking acknowledgment to you prior to your stay, detailing all the things to bring with you.

Ask the admissions team you're dealing with for this, if they do not provide it.

In What 3 Areas Of My Life Should I See Noticeable Change, Following Treatment?

As long as everything is done correctly, you might expect to see initial signs of:

- If you've understood what the substance is doing *for* you, it becomes easier to fulfil this need in other, healthier ways, and plan this in aftercare planning.

- By dealing with all of these things, in turn, you should find that you emotional life, the way that you behave and interact with other people will be brighter and more positive, and without the need for your addictive behaviour.

- When these changes in your behaviour take place you’ll find that there’s ample room for other things to improve also, such as improvements in family life, your work, etc.

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What Are 3 Things New Rehab Clients Do Wrong When Going Into Addiction Treatment For The First Time?

(i) The thought of being deprived of the addictive substance during the detox stage, leading to a wish to cancel the whole rehab treatment.

(ii) The erroneous belief that success has been achieved in long term recovery when only small/initial gains have been made.

(iii) Not fully accounting for all potential trigger situations that could occur after treatment completes, resulting in under preparedness, and a higher than normal risk of relapse, following treatment, without the right support.

What If Rehab St George Doesn't Work?

A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:

(i) You did not make use of the support provided post-rehab.

(ii) A trigger event happened in the external world, that you didn't work on yet, during treatment.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:

(i) During your stay, make sure you pay attention to aftercare planning and always fully follow through on the help and support offered.

(ii) Keep your contact with your aftercare support strong, as this will be much needed when you find yourself in a potential trigger situation (it is bound to happen). 

Relapses often arise as a result of omitting or neglecting one of the above precautionary measures.

Do People Without Any Support Network Fail In Long-Term Recovery?

You are among the millions of people in recovery across the world right now, each one with a different quality and history of support.

Alcoholism or drug addiction recovery is certainly possible even if you don’t have continual support from family members.

  • In such cases you'll need to find other means of support which replicate the help that people with supportive family members have.
  • It is certainly possible; you just need to identify which elements of the family support network that you don’t have would work best for you, and then creatively replicate these by other means.
  • You have to find out what works best for you, and what suits your own particular needs.

I Did Not Succeed With Alcoholics Anonymous; Why Is Rehab Different?

If AA didn’t work for you, we assure you that rehab is different; here’s how…

AA is not the same as rehab.

Many have used only AA St George in their recovery over the years, and achieved very long-term success.

People have said that just using AA meant that there was something missing in their recovery.

In hindsight, it may be that the AA meetings, which lack the one-to-one aspect of rehab, failed to fully address the psychological triggers of addiction.

Rehab Clinic .v. Mutual Aid
Rehab Treatment
  • Detox included
  • Personalised therapeutic input
  • Fully residential
  • Payment required
Mutual Aid Meetings
  • Free/donation based
  • Long term support
  • Non-residential
  • No professional supervision or detox
Key Takeaway:

*Both* rehab and mutual aid, such as AA, or SMART recovery, are beneficial, especially when used at different times or for different purposes, in any one person's recovery pathway.

People quite often choose to attend the AA group meetings in addition to having completed the residential rehab.

A good recovery can be produced by both rehab and AA, each together, or at different times, depending on circumstances.

Isn’t It Sufficient Just To Attend AA?

AA is a great help for anyone in recovery and is often seen as the light at the end of the tunnel.

But AA do not provide clinical detoxes or professional therapy into the underlying causes of addiction, or accountability in a structure recovery plan.

You can indeed reap the benefits of AA meetings near St George and the group support that they bring, but first you do need to undergo the residential clinical rehab, including the important detox stage at the start of the programme.

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Is Ceasing My Addictive Behaviour Without Assistance Useful...Or Dangerous?

We must expressly advise against this.

Attempting withdrawal without qualified medical supervision can be extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken.

There are a multitude of risks associated with this, including heart issues and convulsions/seizures.

**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.

I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Treatment

Another option can be available to you if the full rehab programme isn’t realistic right now.

Several clinics now provide an option which is detox only, though this isn’t usually publicised.

However, the success rates for these shorter courses can be lower than with the longer more established programmes.

A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.

Short-term detox plans are available, ** only ** if you already have plans in place for support upon completion.

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...for example, a well-chosen and properly structured support plan including longer term help and therapy.

In our experience, we find that opting for a short-term detox without planning ahead for support afterward will only reduce your chances of a full and long-term recovery.

How Do I Find The Refund Policy For Rehab?

Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.

In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.

What Are The Steps To Sign Up For Rehab?

  • You will need to contact the chosen clinic, go through their phone assessment or interview process, pay your deposit, then begin the treatment, usually within two days.
  • Have a look at our handy yet comprehensive guide to finding the right rehab clinic that’s best for you, at: https://www.abbeycarefoundation.com/finding-rehab-a-buyers-guide/
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Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?

The majority of clinics are able to admit people within two days, assuming that all the medical checks are established together with an assessment that the treatment is suitable for the client.

Is Abbeycare A Well-Established Addiction Care Provider?

It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.

We have grown since then into a well-known care provider and a trusted resource for residential rehab programmes.

Why Is An Assessment Required, Prior To Admission?

It is important, from the outset, that both clinic and client are appraised of whether the treatment we offer at a specific location is going to be the best for your overall health, well-being and long-term recovery.

To this effect, we will seek approval from our health professionals once you have completed a short telephone questionnaire with our admissions team.

If You're Looking For Treatment Near St George, We Can Probably Help.

Abbeycare's UK clinics have been helping those in St George and surrounding Bristol area.

Since 2005, we've been helping thousands to overcome addiction, comfortably, and safely.

All that experience has helped us assist those with even the most complicated detox and rehab needs.

Not nearby? No problem, we can arrange transport too, in many cases.

Check our independent inspection reports, available on our clinic pages for Scotland, and The Hygrove.

Our admissions team can advise on what options are available.

Our medical team are ready to help you detox, comfortably.

The Abbeycare therapy team are specialists in helping you identify and work through the underlying triggers behind addiction.

Our clinic team - many of them in recovery personally - are ready to get you started.

The only thing left is - are you ready?

To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.

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